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  1. It's a wrap

    That's all from us on Sportsday. But do not go anywhere.

    Starting right now on the BBC Sport website is live text commentary of the Champions League games involving Manchester City and Chelsea.

    Enjoy, and we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 GMT.

  2. Return of Vettori


    Daniel Vettori

    Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori has been recalled to the New Zealand team for the first time since 2012.

    It had been thought the 35-year-old would not add to his 112 appearances because of a back injury.

    However, Vettori joins the Black Caps for the Third Test against Pakistan, which starts in Sharjah on Wednesday.

    "Dan obviously has an incredible amount of experience and has shown how effective he can be in these sorts of conditions," said coach Mike Hesson.

  3. Port Vale sign ex-Porto winger


    Now there's a headline you don't see every day...

    But it's true. Port Vale have signed former Porto winger Enoch Andoh on an 18-month deal, subject to international clearance.

    The 21-year-old has been training with Vale for several weeks and played in a reserve win at Shrewsbury this month.

    "He's a great addition to the squad and one that we're excited about watching develop. He showed in a couple of reserve games what he is capable of doing," said Vale manager Rob Page.

  4. Mercer's Carnegie position unclear

    Rugby Union

    Yorkshire Carnegie say that head coach Gary Mercer has not been sacked, but coach Tommy McGee has temporarily been placed in charge of first-team affairs.

    BBC Radio Leeds reported on Sunday that Mercer had been sacked with the club 10th in the Championship.

    The 48-year-old was appointed on a two-year deal in August, but has won just two of his eight league games.

    "We wish to make it clear that Gary Mercer has not been dismissed from his position," a club statement said.

  5. Porto take the lead


    As well as CSKA Moscow-Roma, there is another Champions League game kicking off early - Bate Borisov v Porto.

    The Portuguese side have just gone ahead thanks to a 56th minute goal from Hector Herrera.

    Bate need to win to keep alive their faint hopes of making the knockout stages. At the moment they have three points in Group H, behind Shakhtar Donetsk (eight points) and Porto (10).

    Roma, by the way, still lead CSKA 1-0.

  6. Rosberg relationship tough - Hamilton

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton

    Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with Nico Rosberg this season has been "tougher" than with former team-mate Fernando Alonso.

    Hamilton, 29, beat Rosberg to the title after months of tension between the Mercedes team-mates following several controversial incidents.

    In 2007, the Briton criticised Alonso's attitude when the pair were at McLaren.

    "It was maybe tougher," Hamilton told BBC Sport. "In light of a couple of situations we had through the year."

  7. Worth a watch

    You're busy people and we're kind, so here, especially for you, are a few of the day's most watched videos on the BBC Sport website.

    Football: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responds to criticism of him by club shareholder Alisher Usmanov by joking that he no longer "understands what crisis means".

    Arsene Wenger

    Formula 1: A look at the key statistics from the 2014 season, when Lewis Hamilton sealed his second drivers' World Championship.

    Cricket: England captain Alastair Cook says he is in "shock" at the news of the injury suffered by Australian batsman Phil Hughes.

  8. Club game 'should employ referees'

    Rugby Union

    Saracens chairman Nigel Wray believes Premiership referees should be employed by competition, rather than the Rugby Football Union.

    Officials for top-flight matches are appointed from the RFU's pool of 15 professional referees.

    "The club game needs to employ its own referees," Wray told BBC Sport.

    "Their decisions influence the game enormously. We need to tell them the sort of game we want played - which has to be attractive to the customer."

  9. Get involved

    With Emile Heskey revealing he'd be open to the idea of returning to Leicester, we want to know which player you would most like to bring back to the club you support...

    David Nicholson: I reckon Peter Beardsley could still do a job at Newcastle. Him or Supermac.

    Gurunam Singh Jutlla: Would love to see Mascherano back at Liverpool. We've been missing someone with his aggression and tackling.

    Fahad Khan: Only legend I would bring back for Chelsea would be Gianfranco Zola. Would really compliment this Chelsea team.

  10. 'Whelan no racist'


    Dave Whelan

    Under-fire Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, branded a racist by Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan for comments he made after appointing Malky Mackay, has been given some support.

    Karl Oyston, chairman of Blackpool, says Whelan is "no racist".

    "I think it's horrendous how people can twist and not take into the context Dave Whelan's comments," said Oyston in the Blackpool Gazette. "I've known him on a personal level for the past 10 years and that man is not a racist or a bigot.

    "He says things as he sees them and is from a different generation but he's certainly not a racist."

    Whelan has apologised for remarks he used in a controversial newspaper interview.

  11. Burgess in line for debut

    Rugby Union

    Sam Burgess

    Cross-code convert Sam Burgess could make his rugby union debut for Bath this Friday against Harlequins.

    Bath head coach Mike Ford has confirmed Burgess may be named among the Bath replacements for the match at the Rec.

    "It might be a possibility," Ford said. "We haven't decided on the team for Friday yet. We will keep a close eye on him over the next few days to see where he is."

  12. Bowler cannot 'beat himself up'


    Steve Harmison also had words for bowler Sean Abbott, whose bouncer struck Phil Hughes.

    "I'm sure both sides and both sets of players will be saying to Sean there's not much he could have done about it and he hasn't got to beat himself up too much," Harmison told 5 live.

    "But he will be upset and you've got to feel for him as well because he hasn't gone out to hurt anybody."

  13. Horrifying and sickening - Harmison


    Phil Hughes

    Former England and Durham fast bowler Steve Harmison has spoken to Radio 5 Live about Phil Hughes' injury.

    "It's horrifying seeing someone like that happen to a top order batsmen," Harmison said.

    "You sometimes fear for lower order players, bowlers especially when they're batting and facing the quick bowlers. You don't fear too much for the top order batsmen because they're good players and they're used to fending off short balls.

    "It just looked like a freak accident and it's saddening a sickening to see such a fantastic player in the position he's in. We all hope he pulls through."

  14. Roma strike first


    A sizzling free kick from the boot ofskipper Francesco Totti has given Roma the lead at CSKA Moscow two minutes before half time.

    If either team wins, it means Man City need victory over Bayern Munich to remain in with a chance of reaching the Champions League knockout stages.

  15. Caterham to be saved?

    Formula 1

    There was great excitement at the BBC today when world champion Lewis Hamilton - wearing a very fetching tartan jacket for the fashion aficionados among you - dropped in to the building for a natter.

    Hamilton, not surprisingly, is in good spirits - and so too are Formula 1 team Caterham, in talks with a potential buyer who could put them back in business within weeks.


    "I am honestly talking to somebody who would like to take this over within the next month," administrator Finbarr O'Connell said.

    Caterham competed in last weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix thanks to crowd-funding which has raised more than £2m.

    More on that story here.

  16. Gone but not forgotten


    Hard to believe but it is nine years to the day since the death of one of the best footballers Great Britain has ever produced.

    Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend George Best won the European Cup in 1968 and was once described by Pele as "the greatest player in the world".

    George Best

    The lad from Belfast was spotted by United at the age of 15, the club scout sending then manager Matt Busby a telegram which read: "I think I've found you a genius".

    Best, who scored 137 goals in 361 appearances for United, battled off-the-field problems and died aged 59 in 2005. RIP George.

  17. Ludogorets v Liverpool

    Liverpool's Jose Enrique: Just landed in Bulgaria. Now on the way to the hotel.

    Kick off in Bulgaria tomorrow is 19:45 GMT. Live text coverage on the BBC Sport website.

  18. Shrimps keep keeper


    Morecambe have extended the loan of goalkeeper Scott Davies from Fleetwood Town until January 3.

  19. Get involved

    With Emile Heskey revealing he'd be open to the idea of returning to Leicester, we want to know which player you would most like to bring back to the club you support...

    Pobin Rice: Xabi Alonso back to Liverpool. We can all agree there was none better before or since.

    David Patterson: The Pompey player we should bring back is Linvoy Primus. Loved by everyone here and retired when club was at the zenith.

    Umar Bappah: Definitely Thierry Henry. He has an unfinished business. Hope he will be back in January to complete it, then retire.

    Antony Potts: I think most of us Southampton fans wouldn't mind Gareth Bale back.

    We all have dreams Anthony...

  20. Warnock told to keep quiet


    Neil Warnock, it is fair to say, has never been slow in coming forward when asked to give his opinion about referees.

    But it seems his chairman at Crystal Palace, Steve Parish, isn't so keen on it.

    Neil Warnock

    Following Warnock's £9,000 FA fine for accusing official Craig Pawson of being influenced by Chelsea players in a recent game, Parish has told the London Evening Standard. "I don't think Neil should complain about referees.

    "I've told him that. I don't think it helps us with matches. I don't think a manager should do anything other than try to help his club."

    Time will tell whether or not Neil takes the advice on board...

  21. Game on in Moscow


    The Champions League game between CSKA Moscow and AS Roma is 13 minutes in and the score is goalless.

    Remember this result is huge for Manchester City. If either side wins, it means Manuel Pellegrini's Blues will need three points against Bayern just to remain in with a shout of reaching the Champions League knockout stage.

  22. Burnley striker back

    BBC Radio Lancashire: "Burnley striker, Sam Vokes scores on his comeback for Burnley's Development Squad against Carlisle United after eight months out injured."

    Vokes, 25, ruptured his anterior cruciate in March in a Championship game against Leicester.

    Sam Vokes
  23. Irish flanker undergoes surgery

    Rugby Union

    Flanker Chris Henry has undergone surgery to repair a defect in his heart wall.

    The 30-year-old Ireland and Ulster forward suffered "a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain" on the morning of Ireland's clash with South Africa on November 8.

    Chris Henry

    The heart procedure, which took place on Monday, is related to the brain injury.

    Ulster's chief executive Shane Logan said we are now "more optimistic than we were a week or two ago" about the likelihood of Henry making a return to professional rugby.

  24. Cala could leave Cardiff


    Cardiff City defender Juan Cala says he could leave after being sent to train with the club's academy.

    Centre-back Cala joined Cardiff from Sevilla in February 2014 and featured regularly in the Premier League.

    Juan Cala

    But he has made only one Championship appearance this season and has reacted angrily on Twitter.

    Cala, 24, tweeted: "I just want the situation to be sorted out and to play here on [sic] in another club asap. Thank you for support."

  25. CSKA Moscow v Roma line-ups


    And as if by magic, the line-ups are in for the day's early kick-off in the Champions League are in:

    CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ignashevich, Vasili Berezutski, Shchennikov, Dzagoev, Cauna, Eremenko, Natcho, Musa, Doumbia.

    Subs: Chepchugov, Tosic, Nababkin, Efremov, Milanov, Vitinho, Chernov.

    Roma: De Sanctis, Manolas, Astori, Holebas, Nainggolan, De Rossi, Keita, Florenzi, Ljajic, Totti, Gervinho.

    Subs: Skorupski, Cole, Strootman, Iturbe, Pjanic, Destro, Somma.

  26. CSKA-Roma result vital


    Manchester City kick off against Bayern Munich at 19:45 GMT. And by that time Manuel Pellegrini's men might have a bit of extra pressure on them.

    The group's other game between CSKA Moscow and AS Roma starts in 15 minutes time, at 17:00. If either CSKA or Roma win, it means City will need all three points against Bayern just to remain in with a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

    We'll bring you regular updates of the CSKA-Roma clash here on Sportsday. There is live text commentary of the City game on the BBC Sport website from 18:30.

  27. Defender out for nine months


    Hartlepool United defender Stuart Parnaby has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing an operation on his knee.

    He faces a nine-month rehabilitation programme after surgery on his patella tendon.

  28. Bouchard splits with coach


    Eugenie Bouchard

    Women's world number seven Eugenie Bouchard has split with her long-time coach Nick Saviano.

    In a statement, Saviano said: "Genie and I have decided that it is best for us to end our player-coach relationship and to move in different directions for 2015."

    Bouchard reached the semi-finals of the Australian and French Open and the final of Wimbledon last year.

  29. Get involved

    With Emile Heskey revealing he'd be open to the idea of returning to Leicester, we want to know which player you would most like to bring back to the club you support...

    Alfie Tutt: For Crystal Palace would definitely like Clyne and Moses back, both quality players.

    Kelvin: Cristiano to come back as player? Manager! Director! King!

    Tatenda Chakaduka: Forget Cristiano, United need to bring back Shawcross. He is a leader, plus he is better than all the defenders we have.

    John McEnerney: Henrik "The King Of Kings" Larsson back to Celtic, we need him. The greatest player ever to wear the hoops.

    Nick Browning: I think all Newcastle fans will agree on one legend we'd bring back, and his name begins with S... That's right; Shola Ameobi.

    Keep them coming on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or leave a message at the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  30. Stoke deal with teenager


    Stoke have tied down teenage prospect Ollie Shenton on a long-term contract.

    The midfielder has been with the Stoke academy since he was seven and has been training with Mark Hughes' first-team squad this season.

    He made his Potters debut in their 3-0 Capital One Cup win over Portsmouth in August.

  31. Ospreys blow

    BBC Wales Sport tweet: Ospreys say Wales prop Nicky Smith is likely to be out for several months after an operation on a torn pectoral muscle.

  32. City trio in Uefa team


    Pablo Zabaleta

    Manchester City trio Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure have been nominated for Uefa's Team of the Year.

    Angel di Maria is United's sole representative on the 40-man list, reports the Manchester Evening News.

    Other Premier League players included are Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa, Arsenals' Alexis Sánchez.

  33. North's fitness in balance

    Rugby Union

    George North

    Wales wing George North is being assessed for concussion to see if he can play against South Africa.

    North, 22, was taken off the field with a cut above his eye in the 34-16 loss to New Zealand.

    Warren Gatland has delayed naming his side to face the Springboks for 48 hours until Thursday, with North one of many fitness concerns.

  34. West Ham could sue FA over Downing injury


    Stewart Downing

    The Mirror is reporting that West Ham could sue the Football Association after England selected Stewart Downing despite the midfielder having had a painkilling injection in his knee.

    Downing missed West Ham's weekend match against Everton after playing for his country against Scotland.

    The Mirror's Darren Lewis says "there is a very real possibility that the row could end up in court".

  35. Cambridge loan Lanzoni to Pools


    Hartlepool United have signed defender Matteo Lanzoni on loan from League Two rivals Cambridge United until the end of December.

    The 26-year-old Italian has made three appearances for the U's since his summer arrival, but has not featured in the first team since 16 September.

  36. I thought I would die - King


    Great Britain cyclist Dani King has said she was sure she would die following her training crash earlier this month.

    Writing for The Times, King said: "I sat up in the road but as soon as I tried to breathe I couldn't."

    (You'll need a subscription to view the full article.)

  37. Get involved

    With Emile Heskey revealing he'd be open to the idea of returning to Leicester, we want to know which player you would most like to bring back to the club you support...

    Stuart Bryan: Luis Suarez for Liverpool, no question. Without his front teeth though.

    Ousman Manneh: Scholes for United because I'm sure he's still better than Carrick, Fletcher and Anderson put together. Irreplaceable.

    Fäisal B: Patrick Vieira. Arsenal. Enough said.

    Andrew Neill: Newcastle United, Alan Shearer. We're creating the chances, we just need someone to finish them and who better? Others will do the running.

    And one from someone who must be a Man Utd fan...

    Dan Warden: Surely there is only one name that needs saying... CRISTIANO.

    Keep them coming on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or leave a message at the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  38. Brindley on the move


    Scunthorpe United have completed the loan signing of Rotherham full-back Richard Brindley.

    The 21-year-old will stay with the Iron until 3 January.

  39. Ex-world champions get UK Championship under way


    Snooker tables at York Barbican

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the York Barbican:

    "Former world champions Peter Ebdon and Graeme Dott, and world finalist Barry Hawkins are the leading lights getting the UK Championship under way in York this afternoon.

    "All three are in action in the main arena at the Barbican as the 13-day tournament whittles the first-round hopefuls down to a more manageable number of 64.

    "Ebdon looked nice and relaxed as he walked past the crowds in the foyer and prepares for his match against Scotland's Ross Muir.

    "One man already assured of his place in the second round is Judd Trump. The Bristolian was scheduled to play Rouzi Maimaiti in his first-round match tonight, but the Chinese player has had to pull out because of visa issues.

    "Feet up until Saturday morning then for the 2011 champion."

  40. Dortmund form very strange - Subotic


    Neven Subotic

    Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has told the Guardian that he is perplexed by the club's "very strange" form this season.

    Dortmund take on Arsenal in the Champions League tomorrow having so far won all four of their matches in Group D, but they have won only three times all season in the Bundesliga and are currently 16th, in the relegation zone.

    "What we need to work on is staying focused and putting the plan that we have on to the pitch," Subotic says.

  41. Balotelli ruled out

    BBC Merseyside tweet: Mario Balotelli's groin injury keeps him out of Liverpool's game with Ludogorets. Henderson and Enrique back in squad.

  42. Cover star


    Manchester City

    Less than five hours till kick off at the Etihad as Manchester City prepares for their must-win Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

    To whet your appetite, here's the front cover of the matchday programme, featuring Samir Nasri and a football.

  43. Cowan signs new London Irish deal

    Rugby Union

    Blair Cowan

    London Irish flanker Blair Cowan has signed a new deal keeping him at the Premiership club until 2018.

    The Scotland international, 28, has made 32 appearances for the Exiles since joining them in March 2013, scoring seven tries.

    "His work ethic in training and on the park sets a great example and he is fast becoming a real leader in the squad," said director of rugby Brian Smith.

  44. Wanyama suffers burglary


    Victor Wanyama

    Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama had his house broken into during last night's match with Aston Villa, according to Kenyan media reports.

    Among the items reportedly taken were his 4x4 car, electronics, designer clothing and jewellery.

    Wanyama is said to be "distraught" at the theft.

  45. Leaving on a jet plane


    Liverpool are departing for tomorrow's crucial Champions League clash against Ludogorets, with Alberto Moreno tweeting this selfie and the message: "Road to Bulgaria with my friend Javier Manquillo."

  46. Sony considers ending Fifa contract


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony will not renew its contract with Fifa, driven - in part - by their perceived negative association by backing football's world governing body.

    A Fifa spokesperson told BBC Sport: "The existing contract with Sony runs until 31 December 2014 and we are currently in discussions with the brand."

  47. Sedgefield voided after wrong flag

    Horse Racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    A race at Sedgefield has been declared void this afternoon - so all bets are refunded - amid chaotic scenes caused by an incorrect flag being waved.

    The stewards made the decision after a member of the course's staff used a 'stop-race' yellow flag instead of a chequered signal to indicate that jockeys should avoid one of the fences.

    They ruled that although it was accidental, the riders should have stopped, but continued, so voided the race.

  48. Cleverly ponders weight change


    Nathan Cleverly

    Welsh boxer Nathan Cleverly has been doing some thinking since his defeat to Tony Bellew and says he may step back down to light-heavyweight.

    The 27-year-old lost Saturday's cruiserweight contest on a split decision in Liverpool, but beat Bellew on points in their previous encounter at light-heavyweight in 2011.

    "It's hard at this weight. Bellew was a heavyweight as an amateur coming down so he's naturally the bigger guy," Cleverly told BBC Radio Wales Sport. "I'm trying to pump into the cruiserweight division, but it comes at a cost."

  49. FAI chief sorry for song


    John Delaney, the Football Association of Ireland chief executive, has apologised after being caught on video singing an Irish nationalist song in a pub.

    Delaney was filmed singing 'The Ballad of Joe McDonnell', about a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died in a 1981 prison hunger strike.

    "I do accept that if I have upset anybody here, I'm sorry," Delaney told Irish broadcaster RTE.

    "It's a typically Irish thing we do. We sing songs amongst our group and you expect it to be kept to the group."

  50. QPR injury blow


    QPR have announced midfielder Sandro will be out until after Christmas after suffering a knee injury.

    Sandro was forced to limp out of the action during the weekend defeat at Newcastle.

    Dr Peter Florida, the club's Head of Medical Services, told the club's website: "Sandro took a bad knock to his right knee, and has suffered damage to his medial ligaments."

  51. Get involved - who to bring back?

    Now then, your turn to join in again.

    You may have noticed earlier (12:41) the bombshell news of Emile Heskey announcing he would rejoin Leicester City as a player if approached by the Premier League strugglers.

    And that is the inspiration behind our next debate ... which player would you love to bring back to the club you support?

    Tell us your suggestions, and the reason why, on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or leave a message at the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  52. Liverpool prepare for battle


    Steven Gerrard

    While we are on the subject of Liverpool, they have a huge match on Wednesday when they take on Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad.

    The club has posted a bunch of photos on its website of the players in training ahead of the game, including this one of skipper Steven Gerrard, who would love to put in a big performance after coming in for a little stick from the critics lately.

    It's a big match too for manager Brendan Rodgers who took "full responsibility" for the lacklustre defeat at Crystal Palace last time out.

    Liverpool are joint-third with Ludogorets in their Champions League group, behind Real Madrid and FC Basel.

  53. Balotelli's Serie A return denied


    Mario Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli's agent has brushed aside reports that the striker is set for an imminent return to Serie A.

    The 24-year-old has failed to score in the Premier League since joining Liverpool from AC Milan for £16m this summer.

    Reports in Italy have linked the 24-year-old Balotelli with a return to Inter Milan in January, but Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola told La Politica nel Pallone: "Mario will not return to Serie A,"

  54. 'We are sending our best' - Cook


    Speaking at a press conference ahead of England's opening game of the one-day series in Sri Lanka, Alastair Cook has added his voice to the chorus of support for Australian opener Phil Hughes.

    Hughes is in an induced coma following surgery after being struck by a bouncer.

    "Fingers crossed he can show the same fight as he has throughout his career and he can pull through," said the England skipper.

    Alastair Cook

    Asked about safety concerns, Cook replied: "This is probably not the place to be talking about that, Our whole dressing room is just massively concerned for Phil and we hope he can fight as much as he can.

    "Player safety is irrelevant. It is all about him, his family and friends, and we are sending our best from here."

  55. Widnes punished

    Rugby League

    Widnes Vikings have been fined £20,000 after an independent tribunal found them guilty of "serious breaches of RFL Operational Rules".

    The punishment followed crowd disturbances at the end of a Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford Tigers in August.

    Widnes must pay £10,000 immediately with a further £10,000 suspended until the end of the 2015 season. The tribunal also ordered the club to pay £4,000 costs.

  56. Ramsey - I'm getting there


    Aaron Ramsey

    Better news for Arsenal fans courtesy of Aaron Ramsey, who reckons he is getting back to his best after an injury-hit start to the season.

    "I had a hamstring injury and it takes a few games to get back to your best," the 23-year-old told the Arsenal website.

    "The last game it was the first time in a long time that I felt sharp again and felt like I was physically there. Hopefully I can continue that and have a very successful season."

    Ramsey scored 18 goals last season and was the Gunners player of the year.

  57. Wilshere "out for a while"


    Jack Wilshere

    Midfielder Jack Wilshere will see a specialist to assess his ankle injury.

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that the 22-year-old will be "out for a while" after limping off during the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

    "I cannot give you any time schedule," said Wenger, "because he has to see a specialist next week to see how long he will be out. We don't know at the moment."

    Wilshere will miss the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

  58. Players refuse to play


    Dinamo Zagreb has been awarded a 3-0 win over Hajduk Split after Croatia's biggest soccer derby was scrapped when Hajduk refused to play because some of its fans were banned from a Zagreb stadium.

    The Croatian football federation says Dinamo was given the victory because of the "unjustified".

    Hajduk's players boycotted the match because about 60 of their 1,000 travelling fans were blacklisted as troublemakers and banned from entering the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb.

    The referee called off the match 15 minutes after Hajduk players refused to come out of their dressing room.

  59. Finn's fitness doubt


    Steven Finn

    A spot of breaking news for you... Steven Finn is a doubt for England's first one-day international on Wednesday because of a groin injury.

    The 25-year-old Middlesex paceman is being assessed in training later today and a decision made on whether he plays.

    Commentary on the first ODI is on Radio 5 live sports extra and Radio 4 Long Wave. Play starts at 09:00 GMT.

  60. Umpire banned for life


    French tennis official Morgan Lamri has been banned for life because of multiple betting-related offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has announced.

    The 22-year-old, who has been umpire on the challenger and future tour and is listed as an inactive player on the ATP website, was found guilty of betting and "contriving/attempting to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event," the TIU said in a statement.

  61. Get involved

    We've been asking you this morning who your clubs should sign to boost their trophy chances...

    Adam Taylor: Southampton just need to uninstall their phone lines. They can't possibly rebuild again if they lose the replacements.

    Jay: Manchester United need to buy a new "Medical/Sports Science/Keep Players Fit" department. And a few defenders.

    Tom Thrall: Spurs need new defence, wingers, holding midfielder and a striker. Basically remove everyone but Lloris, Kane and Eriksen.

    Tawanda M: ‏Arsenal need to sign a manager.

  62. Mackay's membership withdrawn


    Malky Mackay

    Malky Mackay declined to comment on off-the-field matters after his first game in charge at Wigan at the weekend, but controversy continues to follow him.

    Cardiff City Supporters' Trust has today released a statement saying it has withdrawn Mackay's honorary membership of the Trust with immediate effect.

    "When the initial allegations of racist, sexist and homophobic emails were first revealed, the Trust said that it would wait for the results of a Football Association inquiry, fully expecting that to be concluded within weeks. It has not," the statement said.

    "With still no timetable for the FA to report, we have decided to withdraw Mackay's honorary membership of the Trust with immediate effect."

  63. Jamieson hits out at doping agency


    Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson has criticised global doping agency Wada after they took no further action following the revelation that Chinese swimmer Sun Yang had served a three-month doping ban.

    "So there's no follow up or investigation by WADA into this failed dope test or the failure to report it? That tells you everything," Jamieson tweeted.

    "[There] must be an independent testing agency. National agencies/governing bodies will protect their assets. If the name to fail is big enough."

    Yang has since returned to action and won three gold medals at the Asian Games in September.

  64. Winner Lennon 'improving Bolton'


    Bolton Wanderers keeper Andy Lonergan has said manager Neil Lennon's winning mentality has improved the team.

    Lennon, 43, took over in October after Dougie Freedman was sacked and has guided the club out of the Championship relegation zone into 21st place.

    The former Celtic manager has taken 13 points in his seven games in charge.

    "If you get too relaxed with the gaffer here he just won't allow it. He's a winner and he's trying to get that through to the players," Lonergan said.

  65. Arsenal news conference


    Final word to Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

    "Everybody wants to work hard for each other," he says. "Hopefully we can do that tomorrow night."

  66. Arsenal news conference


    Back to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

    He says Dortmund have had similar troubles to Arsenal. "They have had many injuries at the start of the season too."

    He's asked about Jurgen Klopp, the man who Piers Morgan suggested should take his job. He says: "You need the same qualities to manage in England that you do in Germany."

  67. Arsenal news conference


    More from Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on the 2-1 defeat by Manchester United on Saturday.

    He says: "It was very frustrating. We had plenty of opportunities to score but it's important to look forward."

    But on the plus side, he says that the United match was "the first time I've felt physically sharp [since returning from injury]". He adds: "I still believe in my qualities and I know I can show them."

  68. Arsenal news conference


    Arsene Wenger and Aaron Ramsey

    As you can see, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is alongside Arsene Wenger. It's his turn to answer some questions.

    He's asked about responding to recent criticism. He says: "We're not too concerned about what's been said about us. We had a good game against Manchester United."

    On the injury situation, he adds: "Injuries give opportunities to other players and we have a squad that's full of quality."

  69. Arsenal news conference


    We're hearing from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the Gunners' Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

    He's asked if he still thinks Arsenal can have a good season. He says: "I believe in what I do and I believe in my players, their quality and their spirit. There's a very strong bond inside the team and inside the club. We will have a very strong season."

    He also says of the club's current injury problems: "When you play 50 or 60 games a season you go through difficult spells."

  70. Arsenal news conference


    More from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

    On facing Dortmund: "It's an important game for us and we have a good dynamic in the team which gives us a good chance.

    On the recent criticism aimed at him: "I've shown I can take criticism in the 18 years I have been here. Everyone has the right to an opinion. We must show solidarity."

  71. Arsenal news conference


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in the house before Wednesday's Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund.

    First up, he's asked about player availability. He says Koscielny and Welbeck are in the squad, but Wilshere, Szczezny and Walcott are out.

  72. Heskey to make Leicester return?


    Former England striker Emile Heskey said he would rejoin Leicester City as a player if approached by the Premier League strugglers.

    The 36-year-old Leicester-born forward scored 46 goals in 196 games for the Foxes between 1994 and 2000 and has been working in an ambassadorial role for the club.

    "It goes without saying, I'd love to come," Heskey told BBC Radio Leicester. "It is a great club that allowed me to get to the platform that I got to.

    "I was an England international when I was with Leicester so that was a great achievement."

  73. Koscielny trains ahead of Dortmund clash


    Laurent Koscielny

    Arsene Wenger (who we hope to hear from shortly in his Champions League press conference) has been handed a boost ahead of tomorrow's clash with Borussia Dortmund, with defender Laurent Koscielny back in training.

    The France international has been out for two months on the sidelines with an Achilles injury, but the Daily Mail reports that he now looks to be edging closer to a return to action.

  74. Carry on George

    Rugby Union

    George Ford

    Fly-half George Ford is expected to keep his place for England against Australia this weekend after impressing on his first England start in the victory over Samoa.

    The 21-year-old produced an inventive display in the 28-9 win and landed five of his seven goal kicks. "George has earned the right to start again," Stuart Lancaster said. "It was a really good start for him.

    On the other side, the Wallabies will be without Tevita Kuridrani at outside centre, meaning Kurtley Beale or Adam Ashley-Cooper could come into midfield.

  75. Mourinho scorns Di Matteo win


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faced the media the day before Tuesday's match with Schalke ...and unfortunately it was Grumpy Jose, not Playful Jose, who turned up.

    He flatly refused to answer any questions about his opposite number Roberto Di Matteo in a rather moody news conference which you can watch here.

    However, he did have a rather thinly veiled dig at the former Chelsea boss, who led the Blues to the 2012 Champions League title.

    "The Champions League is not a consequence of a great work," Mourinho said. "Sometimes it is not. You can win the Champions League in the worst season."


  76. Portsmouth to host Ainslie's team races


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Portsmouth will host two America's Cup World Series events in the build-up to the main event in 2017.

    The details were revealed at a news conference in London on Tuesday.

    Racing in Portsmouth will count towards the America's Cup proper in a venue that is to be announced in New York next week.

    Sir Ben Ainslie, who is leading the British campaign, says the World Series is the first step to bringing the Cup home.

  77. Top stories at noon

    Here's a quick tour of this morning's main headlines:

    Cricket: Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in a critical condition after being hit by a short ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

    Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton tells BBC Breakfast that his battle with Nico Rosberg became "psychological warfare".

    Football: England striker Saido Berahino has been arrested for drink-driving.

    Football: Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says players could leave if the club fails in the Champions League.

  78. Saints eager to be tested - Clyne


    England right-back Nathaniel Clyne says Southampton are "buzzing" ahead of upcoming games against Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United.

    Saints remained second in the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Monday night.

    "There are some big games coming up thick and fast and we have to be mentally prepared," Clyne told BBC Radio Solent.

    "We're going into those games confident. We are underdogs but want to show how good we are."

  79. Get involved


    We've been asking you this morning who your clubs should sign to boost their trophy chances...

    Andrew Neill: Newcastle United need a top quality striker and a good centre back but saying that I wonder if it would knock the current defensive set up.

    Andrew Tarpey: Manchester United need to clear out Van Persie and Mata then sign Hummels and Strootman, and make sure Hernandez comes back.

    Andrew Priestley: Forget a single player, Manchester United need to buy a defence.

    Keep them coming on Twitter at #bbcsportsday.

  80. De Jong on the comeback trail


    Siem de Jong

    Good news for Newcastle fans - midfielder Siem de Jong seems as though he's edging nearer to a return.

    The 25-year-old Netherlands international was one of the Magpies' big summer signings, joining for £6m from Ajax in July.

    However, he played only three times before suffering a knee injury.

    More encouraging news today, though, with De Jong tweeting:"Finally my boots are back on. First session outside."

  81. Chelsea 'head and shoulders' above - Giggs


    Chelsea take on Schalke in the Champions League tonight, but when it comes to the Premier League, former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs believes the Blues are class apart.

    "Chelsea are head and shoulders above anyone else," Giggs said.

    Giggs also revealed that manager Louis van Gaal and former boss Sir Alex Ferguson share many similarities.

    "He sets standards and if you drop below them he is not happy," he said.

  82. Hughes "a top man"


    It isn't just the Australians who have been quick to support Phil Hughes.

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen posted the Twitter hashtag #PrayForPhilHughes, while ex-England captain Michael Vaughan described the news as "devastating".

    England paceman James Anderson said it was "sickening to hear" and his team-mate Stuart Broad urged Hughes to "fight hard", adding "everyone's thoughts are with you and your family".

    India batsman Virat Kohli called Hughes "a top man" while South Africa one-day captain AB de Villiers said it was a "horrible incident" and that he was "hoping for a speedy recovery".

  83. Top stars rally to support Hughes


    Phil Hughes

    The cricketing world has sent messages of support to Phil Hughes following the Australia batsman's sickening injury in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney.

    Legendary Australia spinner Shane Warne wrote on Twitter: "Hang in there buddy, we are all fighting with you."

    Australia batsman David Warner, who was fielding for New South Wales when the incident occurred at the Sydney Cricket Ground, posted: "Thoughts are with my little mate Hughesy and his family. He is a fighter and a champion and he will get through this. Praying for you buddy."

    Former Aussie fast bowler Brett Lee told reporters: "He's a terrific guy. The other guy that will be in shock is poor Sean Abbott, the guy that bowled the ball."

  84. O'Sullivan tipped to shine at new-look UK Champs


    Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Ronnie O'Sullivan is "better than ever" and "the man to beat" at the UK Championship, says BBC Sport pundit Ken Doherty.

    "I think he is getting better with age. He is more of a complete player than he has ever been," said Doherty, who plays Mitchell Mann in the first round.

    The format of the Championship has been revamped, with the top players now forced to enter from the beginning of the 128-man event.

  85. Demichelis warning for City


    Martin Demichelis

    If Man City are after inside knowledge before tonight's big game, Martin Demichelis is a man who knows all about what makes Bayern Munich tick.

    The defender played at the German club for seven years until 2010 and won four titles.

    And although Bayern have already qualified for the Champions League knockout phase, Demichelis says they will not take their feet off the gas tonight.

    "The German mentality is always the same," he said. "They will come here to win. It won't be easy and they will have quality throughout the squad."

  86. Get involved


    It's that time of the week again. BBC Sport's Dan Walker is taking suggestions for his latest Tuesday Team News.

    Dan Walker: "Let's go for a #CanineXI for #TuesdayTeamNews today. Get #CanineXI & #TTN in that reply. Go!"

  87. Cheltenham to announce new boss on Thursday


    Speaking of managerial replacements...after sacking Mark Yates this morning, Cheltenham Town have confirmed they will announce their new manager at a news conference on Thursday.

    Yates, 44, was sacked after five years in charge at Whaddon Road, with the club lying 18th in League Two.

    He was the third longest serving manager in the Football League following Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale.

  88. Stevens returns as Stuttgart boss


    Huub Stevens

    Stuttgart have wasted no time in appointing a new coach. The revolving door had barely stopped turning following Armin Veh's exit on Monday when Dutchman Huub Stevens arrived to take charge.

    Stevens was in charge at Stuttgart for the second half of last season, arriving in March and helping them to stay in the top flight.

    He has also managed Hamburg, Schalke and PSV during a nomadic career.

  89. Trouble flares in Paris


    Police say 95 Ajax supporters were arrested in Paris on Monday before the Dutch club's Champions League match with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

    The fans, who were all Dutch, were detained because they were armed. Police released 41 supporters overnight while 54 remained in custody.

  90. Uruguay draw Argentina in Copa America


    The draw for next year's Copa America tournament in Chile has been made, and it's thrown up a few heavyweight group-stage clashes.

    Holders Uruguay will do battle with arch-rivals Argentina in Group B, which also features Paraguay and Jamaica.

    Group C features Brazil taking on Colombia, as well Peru and Venezuela.

    Hosts Chile are in Group A, along with Mexico, Ecuador and Bolivia.

  91. England's Youngs set for return

    Rugby Union

    Tom Youngs

    England hooker Tom Youngs is poised to start on his return from a 10-week injury lay-off when Leicester Tigers face Wasps at Welford Road on Saturday.

    Youngs, 27, has not played since injuring his shoulder in September's heavy loss against Bath.

    "Tom will be fit. He may well start," Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill told BBC Radio Leicester. "He will certainly be fresh and he will certainly give you some impetus from a scrum, ball carrying and aggression point of view. That is exactly what we need."

    Cockerill also said lock Geoff Parling was likely to feature against Toulon in the European Champions Cup next week.

  92. Gundogan open to Premier League move

    Latest gossip

    Ilkay Gundogan

    Could Borussia Dortmund's diminutive midfield schemer Ilkay Gundogan be on his way to Old Trafford?

    The London Evening Standard says so, reporting that Gundogan is ready to make a clean break from Dortmund after recovering from a serious injury.

    Read all that and more in today's BBC Sport gossip column.

  93. Will the real Caniggia please stand up?


    Daniel Cordone (left) and Claudio Caniggia

    Now, you may have brought along a ringer to a Sunday League game once or twice, but you wouldn't expect it at an internationally publicised legends match.

    However, that's exactly what happened at an Argentina v Brazil Masters game in Natal, which featured - horror of horrors - a fake Claudio Caniggia.

    Caniggia was among several stars not to turn up for the match, which was also supposed to feature Junior Baiano and Ariel Ortega, so journeyman forward Daniel Cordone played instead.

    Needless to say, they didn't get away with it.

  94. Berahino in drink-driving arrest


    Saido Berahino

    West Brom striker Saido Berahino is facing a drink-driving investigation after being arrested in Cheshire last month.

    Berahino was stopped for travelling at "high speed" on the M6 motorway in the early hours of the morning.

    The 21-year-old was interviewed and bailed and must go back to a police station to speak again with officers next month.

    Berahino received his first England call-up earlier this month and has scored eight goals this season.

  95. Get involved


    Thanks to those of you who sent in questions for Lewis Hamilton. He'll be answering some of them in his latest BBC Sport column, which will appear on the website this afternoon.

    We're going to switch gears with our Get Involved now - and it's one for the wannabe managers amongst you.

    After Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov said the Gunners needed to "strengthen every position", and Samir Nasri warned of a possible exodus if Manchester City exit the Champions League, we want to know who your club should be targeting to bolster their trophy chances.

    Let us know your ideal transfer targets on Twitter at #bbcsportsday.

  96. Lewis Hamilton on Breakfast

    Formula 1

    Before we were rudely interrupted by the managerial departure klaxon, we were recapping the best bits of Lewis Hamilton's appearance on BBC Breakfast this morning.

    Hamilton talked about having a sleepless night before the Abu Dhabi grand prix, and admitted he could not help but envisage all the permutations which could have cost him the world championship under the double points system.

    "It was the worst night's sleep I have ever had before a race," he said. "I couldn't stop thinking about all the scenarios. I went for a run in the morning for the first time.

    "In the moment, every year, you hope and pray that you have a great car, it's not every year you get that. This is the first year I've had a car that can win the championship."

  97. Yates sacked by Cheltenham


    Mark Yates

    A bit more context on that announcement.

    Cheltenham are currently 18th in League Two after a run of four successive League Two defeats, though they did record a 5-0 win over League One Swindon Town in the first round of the FA Cup.

    Yates was appointed in December 2009 and prior to this announcement he was the third longest-serving manager in English professional football, behind only Arsene Wenger and Exeter's Paul Tisdale.

  98. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Yates sacked by Cheltenham

    Cheltenham have parted company with manager Mark Yates.

  99. Lewis Hamilton on Breakfast

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

    On his rivalry with team-mate Nico Rosberg, Hamilton says: "It was very tough. We've known each other since we were 13, we have that history, but this has been the most intense battle I've had.

    "Especially because we were working together, working with our groups of engineers every day, and every step you take they follow, it's difficult to get an advantage. There is a lot of psychological warfare.

    "I knew every race I had to be 100%, because I knew Nico wanted it just as much as me.

    "Spa [The Belgian Grand Prix] was very hard to take in when he got 18 points and I didn't finish. The following day was important. I changed my approach for the next race, and I won."

  100. Lewis Hamilton on Breakfast

    Formula 1

    Newly-crowned Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been on the BBC Breakfast couch this morning.

    Lewis Hamilton

    He says his title win has been six years in the making, and comes out against the controversial double point system.

    "It's been a long year, and a long six years of hard work, to try and get this championship," Hamilton said. "At the moment I'm just enjoying the ride.

    "I was pushing in the last lap, I saw people standing up and I just thought, I had to keep it together. When I came round the last two corners, I just thought 'Wow, I've made it'.

    When asked if he wanted the double points system to stay, Hamilton replied, "No".

  101. On this day

    Hungary beat England in 'Match of the Century'

    Nandor Hidekguti scores

    They called it the Match of the Century. It was on this day in 1953 that Hungary stunned England 6-3 to inflict the first ever defeat by a continental side at Wembley.

    Nandor Hidekguti scored a hat-trick, and the brilliant Ferenc Puskas scored two.

    The result was so earth-shattering that it "shook the foundations of the British Empire and encouraged a previously unthinkable dream of freedom in Hungary", as you can find out in this fascinating BBC feature on the match.

  102. 'No slipping'


    L'Equipe front page

    As you're aware, the Champions League returns this evening, and that means French heavyweights Paris Saint Germain are back in action.

    French paper L'Equipe leads on their meeting with Ajax. The headline refers to the fact that they can't afford to slip up with Barcelona just one point behind them at the top of Group F.

  103. 'Still in fashion'


    AS front page

    While Clyne continues to attract admiring glances, the man on the front page of Spanish paper AS has come in for nothing but scorn over the past 24 hours.

    Iker Casillas was, to say the least, an eyebrow-raising nominee for Fifa's 2014 World XI, given that he had a poor World Cup and has played only 12 league games so far.

    'Still in fashion' is AS's rather pithy take on it.

  104. Clyne goes flyin'


    Telegraph Sport front page

    The Telegraph's cover is dominated by the image of England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, who scored his third goal of the season last night against Aston Villa to salvage a point for Southampton last night.

    The paper's chief football correspondent Henry Winter writes that Clyne "came flying in like a latter-day Carlos Alberto" to convert Ryan Bertrand's cross. High praise indeed.

  105. City 'playing for futures'


    Guardian Sport front page

    The Guardian leads this morning on Manchester City's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. The focus is on those quotes from Samir Nasri, who has said that City's players could be playing for their futures tonight.

    "Let's be honest, with the salary of every player and the level of those players, 90% of the team is world class, then not to qualify from the first round of the Champions League would be a huge blow for the club," Nasri said.

    The paper also has an interesting line on England rugby union centre Billy Twelvetrees - he's reportedly set to edge out Owen Farrell for his first start of the Autumn Tests.

  106. Wenger under pressure


    Daily Star back page

    Let's have a look at this morning's papers, shall we? We begin with the Daily Star, which leads on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

    According to the paper, the Frenchman held talks with chief executive Ivan Gazidis yesterday amid mounting pressure after a disappointing defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.

    The Star's David Woods writes: "The meeting is not thought to be a regular occurrence - [it] centred around Arsenal's recent slump that has seen them lose two and draw one of their last three matches."

  107. SPOTY shortlist named

    Sports Personality of the Year

    In case you missed it last night, the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award has been unveiled.

    Golfer Rory McIlroy, footballer Gareth Bale, gymnast Max Whitlock, F1's Lewis Hamilton and swimmer Adam Peaty are nominated, along with skeleton's Lizzy Yarnold, boxer Carl Froch, dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin, athlete Jo Pavey, plus Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans.

    But don't just take my word for it - watch 2012 winner Sir Bradley Wiggins announce the nominees in this video.

    The winner will be announced at the ceremony on 14 December, with the public voting for their favourite by phone and online on the night.

  108. Clyne strike earns Saints draw at Villa


    Nathaniel Clyne

    Southampton missed the chance to keep pace with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League last night after they suffered a disappointing 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

    Nathaniel Clyne rescued a point for the visitors ten minutes from time after Gabriel Agbonlahor had given Villa the lead following a Fraser Forster error.

    In an underwhelming match, perhaps the biggest talking point was the crowd, or rather the lack of it - just 25,311 watched the match, the lowest league attendance at Villa Park since December 1999.

  109. Hughes 'critical' after being hit by ball


    Phil Hughes

    Unfortunately, we begin this morning with some terrible news involving the Australia batsman Phil Hughes.

    He's currently in a critical condition in hospital after he was hit on the helmet by a short ball during a domestic match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

    Hughes, who played against England in the 2013 Ashes series, was carried off on a stretcher and an ambulance took him to hospital where he has undergone surgery.

    South Australian Cricket's manager Tim Nielsen said "the outcome is unlikely to be known for 24-48 hours", with some reports suggesting he has been placed in an induced coma.

  110. Good morning

    Hello and welcome to your Tuesday edition of Sportsday. It's a big day for Manchester City, but there's plenty of other action to bring you too.

    Chelsea are also in action tonight as they look to seal qualification against Schalke, managed by former Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo. And there are Champions League news conferences ahead of tomorrow's fixtures - we'll have live updates.

    We'll also be looking back at last night's Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton, and as ever, keeping you bang up to date on the latest news and gossip.

  111. New dawn, or new everything?

    Samir Nasri

    Staring at a third Champions League group stage exit in four years. No wins from four games so far.

    Standing in the way of Manchester City and a desperately-needed victory? Bayern Munich, a team that has yet to be defeated this season and has won its last two matches 4-0.

    And if they lose? "It's going to be new players and new everything," according to Samir Nasri. Yep, it's judgment day for Manuel Pellegrini's team.